New York Yankees Gary Sanchez
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Gary Sanchez is announcing his presence for the New York Yankees with two massive home runs, the second of which probably hasn’t landed yet.

Danny Small

Gary Sanchez started his night off with a healthy shot just over the Green Monster in left field. This put some space between the New York Yankees and gave some breathing room to Masahiro Tanaka.

The solo shot was followed up by an Andrew McCutchen RBI later in the inning. Tanaka went five strong innings, passed the baton to Dellin Betances, and then Gary got another chance to add to the Yankee lead.


He didn’t waste that chance.

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Sanchez did damage with a three-run bomb off of Eduardo Rodriguez. Do people remember just how dangerous Sanchez is when he’s on his game? He had a dreadful season this year, but when he’s on his game, he is one of the best hitters in the game.

His second home run went an absurd 479 feet. He hit to almost the same area that Aaron Judge’s first-inning home run went to. The only difference was Gary’s went noticeably further.

If Sanchez can get hot at the same time as Aaron Judge, look out Red Sox because that lineup becomes an absolute minefield. It’s not if they’re going to hit a home run, it’s when they’re going to hit a home run.

Now Giancarlo Stanton is a different story, but for the time being, it looks like Sanchez and Judge are capable of shouldering the load.

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